Yes, lamb is definitely not macrobiotic. I am sorry that these students were following this teacher so blindly, and sorry that they never opened a book on macrobiotics, or they would have known better.Originally posted by PoesÃ*a
I knew someone who was a vegetarian for years that was in a macro-biotic cooking class and she told me that one day the teacher had them make lamb. Huh?!?!?! And she said she ate it and so did a lot of other people who had been vegitarians because they believed in what the teacher said. Isn't that bizarre? You'd never catch me eating meat because my macro teacher said to eat it! And it just doesn't seem like that could be correct that lamb is macro. Is there anyone who knows the answer to that?
Foods to Eliminate for Better Health
Meat, animal fat, eggs, poultry, dairy products (including butter, yogurt, ice cream, milk and cheese), refined sugars, chocolate, molasses, honey, other simple sugars and foods treated with them, and vanilla.
Quite a number of our EarthSave Nashville members are macrobiotic, and they hold a "wholly Macro" potluck dinner every two weeks, which I attend regularly. In practice, these dinners are purely vegetarian.
I am not saying that I necessarily agree with the Rice's, but I have been obliged to reconsider my views on the subject.The study of macrobiotic practice is complicated by the fact that macrobiotics is not just a set of dietary
guidelines. Rather, food is seen as medicine and medicine as food within the oriental concept of balance.
Macrobiotic counselors are reluctant to give hard and fast rules because in their understanding no foods are
necessarily bad for a healthy person, except when eaten in excess. Thus macrobiotic practice is highly
individualized. The adoption of macrobiotics is also usually associated with a wide diversity of alternative healing
practices and other lifestyle changes. The qualitative approach is thus essential for the study of the holistic
context of health, healing and diet in peoples actual lives.
When I first became vegetarian, I purchased a few macrobiotic books. I was just curious, and was wondering if it was for me. My understanding, is that you have to cook foods based on what your body tells you you need. If you are yin (expansive...i.e., mood is: dreamy, confused, forgrtful, worried, sensitive, sad, scared, hyperactive, drunk, hysterical) you should eat more raw foods...HOwever, if you are more yang (contracted....i.e, mood is: impatient, frustrated, stubborn, heavy, stuck, insensitive, compulsive, controlling, angry, violent) you should eat more cooked food.Originally posted by skylark
When I was doing my early research into vegetarianism three years ago, I found completely contradictory definitions for macrobiotics. One book said it was an eating style that emphasized raw, raw, raw and locally grown foods. Another book said it was an eating style that shunned raw and cooked everything.
Yeah......you have to be careful, and it is much more difficult than being vegan. When I first went veg. I tried the macro thing...Only for a few daysOriginally posted by jwnyc
If you go macro, you REALLY need to know what you're doing with it, or it can really backfire.